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Data Resources for Reporting

CD Population Data From Census

This icon at the top of a Community District Profile links to demographic data like race and age, as well housing, economic, and social data for a CD.


Newest New Yorkers - Immigrants

Newest New Yorkers - Characteristics of the City's Foreign-Born Population (published in 2013).

You can find more recent data by neighborhood and or CD in the other resources on this Guide, just search by foreign-born population.

NYC Census FactFinder

The New York City Census FactFinder provides easy access to Census data for New York City. To search, first choose the type of geographic area you want (census tract or Neighborhood Tabulation Area). Then pick your location. You can search by address, intersection, place of interest, census tract, subway station, or neighborhood.

NYC PUMAs and Community Districts Map

Map of New York City PUMAs by CD (Public Use Microdata Areas as defined by the Census) and Community Districts. Note that PUMAs approximate NYC Community Districts (CDs) borders.

US Census Bureau's American Factfinder

The US Census' Database American FactFinder - access to data about the US from several censuses and surveys.

Here's an additional list of Data Resources and Tools from the US Census Bureau

Check out this PPT from the Census staff called How to Use American Community Survey (ACS) Geodatabase Files and ArcMap

For help, contact the US Census' Data Dissemination Branch at:, 301-763-2032

Social Explorer

Social Explorer - (CUNY J-School Subscription) - database of local, national and worldwide demographic data.


Infoshare - Easy to search NYC demographic info from the Census.

Census Reporter

Census Reporter is a Knight News Challenge-funded project to make it easy for journalists to write stories using US Census data.